Cynthia Erivo, a British-Nigerian actress, was on Sunday honoured at the 23rd yearly edition of the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night.
Erivo won an award in the ‘Breakout Actress’ category for her role in ‘Harriet’.
Born as Cynthia Chinasaokwu O. Erivo on 8 January 1987 in Stockwell, London to Nigerian parents, Erivo is a versatile actress, singer, and songwriter.
She is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was one of nine recipients of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Erivo’s film roles include the 2018 heist film Widows, the 2018 thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, and the 2019 biopic, Harriet, in which she portrayed Harriet Tubman.
She attended La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School. Erivo began a music psychology degree at the University of East London; however, a year into her degree, she applied to, and subsequently trained at, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
At Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, the Avengers: Endgame won the Hollywood Blockbuster Award which was presented by star Mark Ruffalo and given to Marvel head Kevin Feige and producer Victoria Alonso.